Once again, the guys from MIW have slammed the truth right into our faces with their new music video 'America'. As we already know, these guys never release a video or song that doesn't have a meaning behind it.
As we watch the video run, you'll see people from an other bands aswell. In case you don't know who I'm talking about, I'll just spit it out for you: Shawn 'Clown' Crahan from Slipknot and Ashley Costello from News Years Day. Not only is mr. Clown the crazy ringmaster in the video, he's also the director of this masterpiece.
But the release of 'America' didn't went as smoothly as the band intended it to be. They were actually dissapointed that it wasn't avaible in all countries right away. But after a while of figuring things out, ALL the fans from all the countries were able to view this video.
Like I said in the beginning of this blog, MIW never releases a video or song without a meaning in it. So of course, 'America' has one as well. And it is to our lovely mr. Chriss 'Motionless' Cerulli to explain the meaning to us.
Chris Motionless (taken from Facebook):
"The video coupled with lyrics to the song America are about nothing more than the cold hard truth. Every image and character presented in this video were crafted by clown and myself down to the finest of details to portray a metaphorical visual of all the messages the lyrics convey. The strung out popstar/actress, the corrupt, oil profit hungry politician, the glutton representing the fast food industry, the pedophile priest, the temptress women and so on. All characters clearly found within the lyrics. I've forever been a fan of the saying "art imitates life" and that was the main inspiration behind the concept. Working with clown has been a highlight of both of my life and career. Brilliant and maniacal is his mind and I cannot imagine having brought my concept to anyone else to properly accomplish my vision. Truly a pleasure.
Motionless has never been a band to release a video that has been without our efforts to either attempt to open people's eyes, change the way they perceive day to day life occurrences or to inspire someone to look past the obstacles in their way and conquer their hesitations to truly be happy with themselves. With that being said, this video highly focuses on realizing the truth of your surroundings. To understand that the world is totally fucked and although its not going to change any time soon, you can take solace in know that your fucked up life is just one of a incredibly vast amount and there's plenty of humor to be found when you allow yourself to accept everything and just be happy being you. Just one of the free, the sick and the depraved. "
Well said, Chris. :)
As for myself, I find the video really awesome and down-to-the-point. They really show us the dark side of Hollywood. And not in the 'politically correct' way, but with the full blown, cold, hard words that alot of us alway seem to ignore. Or seem to try to cover up.
I really like to know your opinion about the 'America' video. And you should watch. 'Cause it's a kick ass, straight up video.
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